I joined workers, supporters and users from SufraNWLondon foodbank this afternoon as they collected food donations at Asda, Wembley Park and then pushed food bins and carrying trays of food started transporting them to the foodbank on St Rapahel's Estate.
Why were they setting out on walking that distance?
Sufra's van, used for transporting food from collection points all over the borough, has broken down and is a write-off. They urgently need a new van but the cost is about £20,000. An on-line appeal has raised about £8,000 so far so the walk was aimed at publicising the appeal and at the same time make the point of why the new van is so desperately needed.
At Brent Civic Centre the leader of Brent Council came out to meet the 'One Tonne' marchers. He said he would spend Monday exploring ways of helping the van appeal.
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